1) The Beginning of the Rivalry: The Little Garden: Dorry and Broggy
In the arc of the small garden, a rivalry between Zoro and Sanji begins when they bicker over who is the best at hunting dinosaurs. They are running a contest to see who can catch the biggest dinosaur. Very fun stuff.
But what do you know? We later learn that two giants named Dorry and Broggy have been fighting on this island for 100 years, and neither has been able to kill the other and have an equal number of victories.
It was initially said that they gave up on the cause of the fight in the first place, but later it turned out that…
This fight was all about who caught the biggest fish. This is clearly parallel.
In the same arc as two warriors engage in endless equal battles over a hunting contest, two people begin a rivalry… over a hunting contest.
So it’s clear to me that Oda is setting a parallel between Dorry/Brogy and Zoro/Sanji and trying to convey to us that if Zoro and Sanji fight it will be like Dorry and Broggy.
2) Odeh refuses to answer
A fan asked a question on SBS. And Oda has not only avoided the question, he has a classic Oda answer.
D: If Zoro and Sanji had a serious battle, who would win? visit beats Mr. 1**, then… he’s stronger, right…? **
s: Stop! That was surprising…I thought you said “if Zoro and Sanji had a phallic brawl”…You have to be careful what you say. Someone might hear something completely wrong… well see you next time!!
huh? Why would Oda avoid something so obvious? Unless… he doesn’t want to be honest. He directly avoided answering the Zoro vs Sanji question… Come to your own conclusions.
I know Doriki isn’t exactly a reliable way to scale powers. But let’s step away from the explanations that exist in the universe, take a step back and jump into Oda’s mind.
Why are Doriki’s opponents of Zoro and Sanji so close to each other? Oda could easily have made the Kaku a 2500, and the Jabra is a 1900. You know, create a good gap between these two, while also keeping a large gap between the rest of the CP9. but not. It almost made them dead equal.
why? Make your own conclusions.
For me, that’s how Oda sees Zoro and Sanji. Zoro is stronger, but only slightly. Just like Dorikis of Kaku and Jabra. And like bounties…
4. The King and Queen
Yeah. we are here. Just as with the Doriki system, Oda could make the King’s and Queen’s rewards completely different. But he chose to make them very close to each other. The reward of King is 1.39 billion while the reward of Queens is 1.32 billion. A petty difference of 70 million Berry Bounty.
Now, I know rewards aren’t exact tools for measuring strength, but I’m only talking about shooting at this time. Zoro and Sanji beat two people with very little difference in bonus, just like Zoro and Sanji beat someone with very little difference in bonus.
5) High differences between competitors
So Oda does this where the competitors have a very low difference in heights, just 1cm.
This gives more credibility to my points.
Other points I think are worth talking about, but these are by no means strong points, so take them with a pinch of salt:
- Zoro and Sanji take a pacifista together while Luffy gets one on his own.
- Pirate King Wings.
- Both of them made Oars fall at Thriller Bark by making him lose a foot.
- Fight opponents who quarrel (DazBones / Bon Chan, Kaku / Jabra, King / Queen).
- They are constantly portrayed as a duo.
*by Whole Elderberry 5888